Until recently, I was the White House public health policy advisor to President Trump, hearing Juul’s grandiose claims of being a global white-hat on a mission to save the world from Big Tobacco.
The media is trumping up a fake national health crisis, but the only thing vaping poses an existential threat to is the tobacco industry’s business model.
Teens aren’t vaping because of flavors. They are vaping because of nicotine. And the vape industry should stop playing dumb about it.
The truth is, one Juul pod is not equivalent to one pack of cigarettes. And building a vaping prevention campaign around this message is dishonest and misleading.
If gun control advocates are really worried about fatality numbers, restrictive firearm policies are not the place to start.
Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, just bought a large stake in the e-cigarette company Juul. It’s good news for fans of vaping.
Smokers are the worst pariahs in American society. But we aren’t going anywhere and we want better options.
In 2009, the FDA looked the other way on a menthol ban. Now, they’re reconsidering it. Here’s a primer on two potential policy issues at play.
The United Sates has never been a rich market for terrorists’ international tobacco trafficking. A new FDA policy will make it one.
Science is telling us that football is a sport in which the audience entertains itself by watching men turn their brains into mush. That can’t last.
Is the IQOS device really significantly less harmful than cigarettes, or is Big Tobacco once more pulling the wool over the eyes of a vulnerable and addicted customer base?
Some U.S. cities are cracking down on e-cigarettes. That’s not going to help ex-smokers like me, who’ve benefited hugely from the smoking alternative.
Bill de Blasio’s efforts to raise the base price of a pack of cigarettes to $13 is just another example of the progressive impulse to control the lives of constituents.
From background checks to buy ammo, to banning plastic bags and taxing cigarettes, California’s sanctimoniousness really shone through this year.
The FDA recently reported there are minimal health risks associated with smoking two cigars a day. That didn’t stop them from issuing draconian regulations against the American cigar industry.
The FDA’s new regulations will destroy 99 percent of an industry that offers an option the Royal College of Physicians finds is 95 percent safer than cigarettes.
Smoking is dangerous and gross, but the government should not ban it from private establishments.
The Eric Garner case is a reminder that government is force, and more government equals more force.
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